Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers

OAKLAND, Calif. — Google, facing an advertising slump caused by the pandemic, has rescinded offers to several thousand people who had agreed to work at the company as temporary and contract workers.
“We’re slowing our pace of hiring and investment, and are not bringing on as many..

Google Sibling Abandons Ambitious City of the Future in Toronto

Google Sibling Abandons Ambitious City of the Future in TorontoIn scrapping the project, the company cited the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but critics say it was a loser from the start and a failure in “surveillance capitalism.”
What had been the future ..

‘I Could Solve Most of Your Problems’: Eric Schmidt’s Pentagon Offensive

In July 2016, Raymond Thomas, a four-star general and head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, hosted a guest: Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google.
General Thomas, who served in the 1991 gulf war and deployed many times to Afghanistan, spent the better part of a day showing ..

Even Google and Facebook May Face an Ad Slump

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Continue reading the main storyEven Google and Facebook May Face an Ad SlumpThough ad sales at the two companies are expected to be down, they are likely to fare better than smaller peers and publishers.
While the economic fallout from the coronavirus is hurting Goog..